Today is May 23, 2019 -
Congregation Agudath Achim started Backpack Buddies in 2010 to provide supplemental food for school children in Title 1 food programs who may have little or nothing to eat on weekends. They started with 25 children and 1 school. Now in 2014 they have over 440 children and assist 3 schools. They have many volunteers who buy food from Second Harvest (food bank) and local stores, which is then transported to Agudath Achim. Other volunteers, sort, package and evaluate existing stock. Then another group delivers to the schools. This process repeats weekly. We also have volunteers involved in fundraising and communicating with our congregation.
Helping Hands was established to assist congregants who are struggling financially and need assistance to support their families. Requests will go through Motti and the Rabbi and then will be presented to the committee for action. Member names will be kept anonymous to the committee and the congregation.